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University Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery

The University Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery Tübingen, in short, General Surgery, is located in the Crona Hospitals on the "Berg" Hospital premises.

Treatment spectrum

Tumour and transplant surgery, minimally invasive surgery, interventional endoscopy and treatment of chronic wounds.

Transplant Centre

The Department of General Surgery runs the Transplant Centre in co-operation with the departments of the University Hospital and the University's research institutions.

Southwest German Tumour Centre (Comprehensive Cancer Centre Tübingen)

The Department of General Surgery is a member of the Southwest German Tumour Centre - the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Tübingen - which is promoted by the "Deutsche Krebshilfe" (German Cancer Aid). In co-operation with the Department of Medicine I & II and the Department of Radiation Oncology, it also runs the Centre of Gastrointestinal Oncology (tumours of the abdominal organs).

Further information

Adiposity Platform

The Department of General Surgery is a partner in the Adiposity Platform and carries out the respective surgical procedures in a minimally invasive manner.


Hospital Management
Alfred Königsrainer, Prof. Dr. med, univ.
Medical Director
Publikations (Pubmed)
Tel. +49 7071 29-86619 Information
Tel. +49 7071 29-86620
Fax +49 7071 29-5588


Main focal points of medical care
Surgical treatment of
  • Tumours of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile duct, pancreas and peritoneum (peritoneal carcinomatosis).
  • Disorders of the thyroid gland and adrenal glands
Transplantation of
  • The liver, kidney, pancreas, intestinum
Minimally invasive surgery for
  • Reflux disorders
  • Adiposity
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Complicated diverticular disorders
Interventional endoscopy
Treatment of chronic wounds
Main focal points of research
  • Experimental oncology
  • Transplantation and organ replacement
  • Neurogastroenterology
  • Material research and testing
  • Experimental wound healing
  • Experimental endoscopic and transluminal surgery (NOTES)



The Department of General Surgery runs the Training Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery.


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University Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen
Tel. +49 7071 29-86619 (Info)
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